• ETC
  • Dec 5, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is an exquisite sports car that probably needs no help flying off dealer lots, even with a starting price of almost $200,000, but Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City has come up with an interesting incentive to sweeten the deal. For buyers who purchase a new SLS AMG from dealer stock before the end of the year, the dealership is throwing in a new Smart Fortwo from its inventory at no charge... with a required coupon no less.

In addition to being a great tactic to get a little free press, the spare car also makes sense as an alternative to the SLS, which measures more than 15-feet long - almost twice the length of a Fortwo - and has a 563-horsepower engine that sucks down gas at the rate of 13 miles per gallon in city driving (and even that's provided you don't give in to the devil on your shoulder). Plus, at the end of the day, this really isn't that big of an incentive. Being given a slow-selling $12,490 car for the purchase of a model starting at $199,500 represents about a six percent incentive, which is along the lines of a $1,900 rebate for a $30,000 car.

To get the free Smart, just visit the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City Facebook page, redeem the coupon and then go buy yourself a new SLS AMG. Congratulations!


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      DigDug
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad no one will believe you when you say "My other car is an SLS AMG"
      dreadcthulhu01
      • 2 Years Ago
      This sort of promotion may become more common in the coming years, to raise up automakers CAFE scores.
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they're going to do this they should at least make them with a matching paint scheme.
      askroon
      • 2 Years Ago
      How many in-stock SLS AMGs do they have?
      Erik Andre Radzins
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I was going to be buying an SLS anyways.... (I will take one in pearl white one, thanks).... Why wouldn't I take a free Smart car? Who cares what people think of you while driving the Smart car...... laugh right back at them, knowing your going home to your garage with a SLS parked in it... and they well, won't be. The SLS is an amazing car, and the Smart is actually pretty fun to drive. I admittedly don't drive either, but totally would.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Haha this dealer is actually 15 mins away from me.... they have alot to pick from lol
      OilySlicks
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ha ha, they're now giving away these Lazyboys-on-wheels!!! How sad for Smart!
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes, I'd like the most vulgar automobile on the planet and also the stupidest, please. Yes, one each.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      eliotsmeliot
      • 2 Years Ago
      This just adds one more reason not to buy an SLS AMG.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Since they can't sell them(here in the U.S), give 'em away.
      Buckus Comments
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe if it was a free E-Class. Smart? Not so much.
        Street King
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Buckus Comments
        I can't see them throwing in a $65,000 E-class, BUT an AWD GLK or C-class for winter duties is a promo that could seriously work.
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